Excreta from goats

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  1. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Anyone have any lead on how the intestine in a goat produce shit in a bead form.
     
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  3. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Look up "bolus"?
     
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    And get yourself a goat-scrote chapeau. It's the latest style in baggy headgear!

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    Llama and camel dung are also pelletized for the same reason; something yahoo! answers didn't mention.

    Say, this guy really knows his… you know.
     
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    And for accessorizing the hat with matching gear, a mongolian leather water bladder you may have seen at import stores:

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    The swaskitkas are of Hindu origin, a symbol intended for good luck like a rabbit's foot, but more in keeping with this thread's theme of saving water.

    The source of the graphic was not specific as to whether or not the origin of the piece was from a goat or other animal, but with such markings, it is very unlikely to be of a bovine origin.
     
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  11. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks it is interesting. The water gets absorbed in the large intestine ? if so the peristaltic movement must have a very regular in a small compartmental volume and have a very regular cycle to create a bead .
    but any way I appreciate your input.
    A friend give me 2 small goats so I am observing their habits .
     
  12. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Keep in mind The Toad is just a titt on a bull
     
  13. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    And you can't even spell "tit", the colloquial.

    Do you understand the root of tit? Have you ever been to the Grand Tetons? Do they loom in your dreams?

    Get a life. Or maybe an education! What a thought!
     
  14. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Suggestion, never underestimate a goat's (and especially two) destructive capabilities. They are loveable wrecking machines.
     
  15. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Thinking a little further on the OP subject.
    I am not sure, but it seems that most plains animals (grazers) have this peculiar ability to extract maximum water from the grasses they eat. This must have been an evolutionary result of the natural dry environment.
    Goats, deer, horses, camels, even rabbits , (field) mice, most all animals dwelling in arid areas seem to have this lifesaving ability to extract and conserve water. Especially the camel, which is a desert dweller.

    OTOH, domesticated cattle, who are watered regularly, have lost this ability.
     
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    Well they are helping me now to get rid of some weed in the yard ( one acre ) I planted some apple tree , they are pruning the low branches, pruning in the sense the leaves from the low branches
     
  17. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, that's how it starts. Then go the flowers, then any vegetables you may be growing, then anything that they can eat, and they can eat everything. We even used our goats to clean our ashtrays.

    A metal enclosure is effective,but if you make a wooden pen, use 2x4, not 2x2, they will go trough that in a few minutes. Occasionally we found our goats on the cabin roof, how they got there is still a mystery.

    We used to have a Saanen and a Nubian. The Saanen was the worst offender.
     
  18. KitemanSA Registered Senior Member

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    While watching nature shows I often see goats jump up from one mountain ledge to another, with height differences well above a typical storey. My guess is, it jumped.
     
  19. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Recently saw a program showing goats climbing a dam and licking the concrete.
    It was discovered that the concrete was leaching out salt and goats like salt. So they adpoted the dam as their salt-lick.
    The incredible part was the agility of moving along a near vertical smooth surface. Just amazing to watch.
     
  20. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    I have noticed in my goats they are trying to clam a wooden wall, and their ability to walk on hind legs is phenomenal as they try to reach leaves .
     

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